Trump Doubles Down: ‘Obama Founded’ Islamic State, Is Their ‘Most Valuable Player’

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During the Thursday broadcast of “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump doubled down on his comments that President Barack Obama “founded ISIS,” adding that Obama is the terrorist group’s “most valuable player.” Partial transcript as follows: HEWITT: “Last night, you said the President was the founder of ISIS. I know what you meant. You meant that he created the vacuum, he lost the peace.” TRUMP: “No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS. I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way, Hillary Clinton.” HEWITT: “But he’s not sympathetic to them. He hates them. He’s trying to kill them.” TRUMP: “I don’t care. He was the founder. His, the way he got out of Iraq, that was the founding of ISIS, okay?” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent